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Down on Vitamin D? It could be the cause of chronic inflammation

Inflammation is an essential part of the body's healing process. But when it persists, it can contribute to a wide range of complex diseases...

Food and drinks are getting sweeter. Even if it’s not all sugar, it’s bad for our health

Image: Unsplash/Rod Long Humans have an evolutionary preference for sweetness. Sweet foods, like fruit and honey, were an important energy source for our ancestors. However, in the modern...

FatBlaster Max has just been banned. Why? Here’s everything you need to know about diet supplements

Image: Shutterstock Australia’s regulator has banned FatBlaster Max, an over-the-counter pill that claimed (with no evidence) to be able to help you lose weight. FatBlaster Max can...

Sweeteners may be linked to increased cancer risk – new research

Image: The sweetener aspartame is found is many common foods and drinks, such as diet sodas. Kmpzzz/ Shutterstock Sweeteners have long been suggested to be bad...

It might be uncomfortable to talk about. But obesity puts children at risk of severe COVID

  Image: World Obesity Federation Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is on parents’ minds, now Australia’s rollout is open to those aged 12 and over, and...

Appetite for convenience: how the surge in online food delivery could be harming our health

  Picture: Shutterstock With the simple touch of a smartphone, online food delivery services conveniently offer takeaway food straight to your door. Contact-free delivery has surged in popularity...